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Allan Nixon's Reel

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ALLAN NIXON'S REEL (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Ian Barbour Magic Medicine

1- 8 1s dance ½ reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start), 1M continues reel with partner behind him (dancing as one) while 2L+3L set and ½ turn RH
9-16 1s dance RH across on own sides (1M with 2M+3M and 1L with 2L+3L) 1s changing sides for LH back but end with 1s in 2nd place own side
17-24 1s cast (1M down, 1L up) and turn LH to face 1st corner (position) while 2s and 3s set, change places RH on sides, set to partner and cross RH
25-32 1s dance ½ diagonal reel of 4 on 1st corners and ½ diagonal reel with 2nd corners, 1s crossing RH to 2nd places

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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